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NFL Cases

Our Document Cloud listing of cases involving the NFL or NFL players

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Our Sixteen-Year Struggle for NFL Disability

Brandi Winans

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Brandi Winans: Our 16-Year Struggle for NFL Disability

Brandi Winans

Jeff played for Buffalo, Tampa and the Raiders from 1973-1980. Along the way he suffered multiple injuries: Torn ACL, Torn MCL, Multiple Neck and lower back injuries, a broken foot and crushed ankles. He also suffered from repeated hits to the head and at 30 years old, it was the last job he would ever have.

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NFL “Disagrees” with Federal Judge and Continues to Deny Benefits to Charles Dimry

NFL disagrees with Federal Judge and ignores his order.

SEC Sues Lawyer for Defrauding Cognitively Impaired Ex-NFLers

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NFL Denies Benefits to Retired Player Because it ‘Strongly Disagrees” with Federal Judge

NFL disagrees with Federal Judge and ignores his order.

When Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered a scathing review of the NFL Disability Plan’s abuse of discretion when he granted summary judgment in favor of Charles Dimry in March 2018. Dimry’s court victory was considered a huge win not only for Dimry, but for other retired players whose disability had been denied based solely on Plan doctors retained by the Bert Bell Pete Roselle Benefits Plan, but in a shocking twist, Dimry is back in court, again seeking benefits because, according to his complaint, the Plan “strongly disagreed” with Judge Donato.

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Charles Dimry

Charles Dimry

Charles Dimry v. Bert Bell – Pete Rozelle NFL Players Disability Plan

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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports General Interest Newsletter August 2019

Advocacy for Fairness in Sports News

Our newsletter is out! Read all about our latest investigative sports law reporting here.

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NFL Disability Feeds Another Player to the Lions

Darren Mickell thrown to lions by #NFL Roger Goodell John Mara, Jed York, Clark Hunt , Mark Davis

Speaking of Throwing Players to the Lions… The  NFL Concussion Settlement has done more than its share.  Today Amon and Roxanne Gordon, represented by Wendy Fleishman of Lieff Cabraser filed an appeal of the denial of Amon’s settlement award after the NFL was given four times to challenge it and attempt to discredit his diagnosis.  …

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NFL Continues Throwing Formers Players to Lions

Darren Mickell thrown to lions by #NFL Roger Goodell John Mara, Jed York, Clark Hunt , Mark Davis

“A full and fair review required the Plan to construe Plan terms according to their plain meaning, avoiding interpretations that would render some language meaningless. A full and fair review also required the Plan to consider all available evidence, as opposed to automatically deferring to its hired evaluators’ employability conclusions and disregarding all evidence proffered by Mickell. A full and fair review further obligated the Plan to consider the cumulative effect of all of Mickell’s conditions on his ability to meet the definition of Disability, rather than evaluating each condition in a silo.” So reads the opening statement in Darren Mickell’s appellant brief to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, following denial of his disability claim.

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Articles relating to the NFL disability lawsuit of Darren Mickell

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